Put blues, jazz, soul and folk into a food processor, flick the switch and you get Blended Festival, the new music event which rocked Dubai Media City on May 1 and 2.

The two-day event opened with Xavier Rudd, Aloe Blacc and Joss Stone, followed on May 2 by solo stars – and husband and wife – Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, as well as Maverick Sabre.

Our photographers were there to capture the best of the action. Did he spot you in the crowd?

Pictures by Ajith Narendra